Robert Dunlop’s 50cc Kreidler racer will be on display at next month’s Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Staffordshire County Showground.
Dunlop’s lean, lithe, lightweight water-cooled Kreidler, with its five-speed gearbox and a Van-Veen crank will be on display across the weekend of the 19th and 20th October at the popular Stafford Classic Bike Show.
Campaigned by Dunlop at the Isle of Man Jurby Road Races and in Aghadowey, Northern Ireland, where he won his first race – the restored McMullan-supported Kreidler recorded an impressive top speed of 98mph during Dunlop’s 50cc racing career.
Northern Irishman Robert Dunlop made his race debut in his home country at the 1979 Temple 100, when he was a teenager. He began a record-breaking run at the Cookstown 100, where his first win came in 1985. His most successful year was 1987 when he scooped the prestigious ‘Man of the Meeting’ title and four more victories followed; a total of eight victories in the event. During the early part of Dunlop’s illustrious career, his extremely quick Kreidler helped him to achieve many race wins and lap records.
The five-time TT winning motorcycle legend tragically died in 2008 after suffering severe injuries in a crash during a practice session for the North West 200 road race in Northern Ireland.
In addition to Dunlop’s Kreidler 50cc, the showground will also be home to excellent club stands, Bonhams Autumn Sale, classic competition machines and special guest stars from iconic eras of motorcycling. Expect more than 900 traders, dealers and autojumble stands offering a wealth of parts and spares for every project.
For October 2019, guests of honour are 10-time world sidecar champion, Steve Webster MBE plus the ‘Genius Engineer’ and Classic Motorcycle Mechanics contributor, Allen Millyard, who will both be interviewed by compere Steve Plater.
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